1st Class Mental Ability Shapes and Patterns Patterns


Category : 1st Class

Type I:

How to find the missing term or next term in (number/ Setter or figure) series to continue the given series?

  • Identify the order of series (descending or ascending) order. Observe the pattern using operations: addition, subtraction, skip counting and reverse counting.                                                     
  • Identify the order of alphabetical series either A to Z or Z to A.
  • Numbering of alphabets either starting from A or starting from Z.       
  • Skipping letters.                                                       


Type II:

How to find the missing term in the pattern?                  

  • To find the missing term in the pattern, identify the rule followed in rest of the given terms in a pattern using (+, -, reverse counting and skip counting).


Type III:

How to find the missing part in the figure pattern?

  • Complete the figure pattern by drawing its incomplete part in the pattern.






1.       Which is the missing number in the number pattern?


(a) 1                             (b) 2             

(c) 3                             (d) 8


Explanation (c):

Rule followed in number pattern is the reverse counting: 7, 6, 5, 4,  .



2.       What is the missing alphabet in given below series?

(a) I                              (b) H               

(c) O                                     (d) G


Explanation (b):



3.       Which is the next figure?


(a)                       (b)

(c)                       (d)


Explanation (a):



4.       Find the missing shape in the given matrix.

            (a)                          (b)

            (c)                          (d)


Explanation (d):

Each row/column contains four different shapes

Shape  is missing in fourth row or in second column.




5.       Which part will complete the given figure (X)?


            (a)                    (b)

            (c)                    (d)


Explanation (a):

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